Gamers rejoice, graphics cards are finally getting cheaper

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last one year or so, you are likely aware of the exorbitant prices that GPUs have been selling for during this time. However, according to a new report by German media 3DCenter, prices for graphics cards, and especially Nvidia GeForce ones, are starting to fall after nearly six months.

The report has been prepared using data from the major German retailers like Mindfactory, Caseking, Computeruniverse, and more.

A chart plotting AMD v Nvidia GPU prices

The graph above shows the movement of the average prices for graphics cards in those shops. As mentioned above, it seems the price of Nvidia GPUs is taking a noticeable dip after it had peaked in May at +204% over MSRP. Although it must be noted here that it is still 91% higher, or nearly twice, over MSRP. If the trend continues, then we expect the RTX 3000 series cards to continue getting cheaper and they could reach MSRP levels around Christmas.

Radeon RX 6000 series cards however are showing a somewhat mixed trend. The prices had actually fallen around the end of last month but have begun to creep up again.

Aside from the global chip shortage, the RDNA 2-based RX 6000 series GPUs have struggled to meet demand as they are built on TSMC's 7nm node that has a lot of buyers. Nvidia cards, on the other hand, utilize a more abundant Samsung 8nm process but became scarce due to the high demand for GPUs from Ethereum miners.

Source and image: 3DCenter

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